Thursday, March 22, 2007

Here we go again...


Yep. We´re moving again. Third time in about a year. We hate it, but we are getting good at it. But this is the last time. The Great Renovation Era of our neighborhood is ending and we are looking forward to some fantastic years ahead in a New apartment, with a New balcony and a New kitchen. We are slowly entering the No Smoking Loudmouthed Bob The Builder Outside Our Window At Six In The Mornings Era. Life will be good. This blog may be a bit neglected in the next two weeks or so, though, but I will be back. Promise.

13,5 x 21 cm. Faber Castell pen (see previous post) and Faber Castell drawing ink on sketchbook page.

31 comments:

Karen said...

I wish you some calm times ahead, my friend!
But you made the most of the drawing opportunity. So that's a plus.

Bill said...

Sorry to see you having to move. So often too. I hate moving. I like my moving to be to the field to draw and paint. Nice work on the moving boxes, nevertheless. The Faber Castell look s like an interesting pen. I think short trips with the Lamy are fine, but longer travel, having to carry a bottle of ink, is no fun. Hope the move goes smooth for you!

martín said...

Terrific drawing, as always. Very good luck with your new home!! Hope you'll get enough help to move & carry all those boxes, hehehe. Best wishes. Martín.

Deborah said...

Three times in one year....oh my. But your boxes are great. You look to be a very neat and tidy packer.

Anita said...

Great sketch...Good luck with the move!

Felicity said...

Hope you have a stress free move Nina. I look forward to seeing your drawings of the new apartment!

Africantapestry said...

Great job on the boxes, Nina!I can't imagine how you still found the time for an intricate drawing like this?
Good luck with the moving, I hope it all goes smooth and that the thought of your new home will keep your chin up during this time.
Ronell

wagonized said...

Sorry to hear you are moving again -- but the drawing is exquisite.

aPugsLife-laserone said...

This sketch is really good! We have to move, too. We bought a new house and the thought of moving is just so daunting! Good luck to you! :)

gingermoggy said...

NIna!! moving is such a bore, isn't it!! hopefully we'll see a pic of the boxes all opened and unpacked in the near future! (don't pack the sketchbook and pen - keep them in your handbag. You never know!...)Jules,x

Lin said...

FABULOUS SKETCHING!!! Details, lines -- just mouth-wateringly wonderful!! Good luck with the move!!!!

j winn said...

This is such a beautiful drawing - so pure and simple. It has a great rhythm. Good luck with your move. I look forward to seeing what it inspires.

caseytoussaint said...

It's a wondeful drawing, Nina - enjoy your new place, and good luck with the move.

E-J said...

Your hatching is great - it's something I really need to practise. Excited to have discovered your blog and the sketchbooks on your website. Good luck with the move!

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

This drawing, as usual, is wonderful... the shading is perfect... just right for showing us all the boxes.

Best wishes with the move. After the third time you should be pretty lite ... having eleminated much of the clutter one insists on collecting.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Nina this is absolutley fantastic. love the lines and hatching. One of my favourites of yours.

C. Ousley said...

Nice value pattern in this drawing. I like the figures down below.

mereth said...

Moving would be fine if you could just snap your fingers and get to the new place instantly. I like unpacking at the other end,but the disruption to life is awful. I hope things get back to normal soon. I hope you find time to keep drawing, I'm always interested in the results.

Cathy (Kate) Johnson said...

Congratulations, Nina, the "new" home sounds wonderful. I hate moving too, but a fresh start...lovely. You've even made boxes look good...

Jana Bouc said...

I really like the way you captured what looks like light pouring into the room with the boxes all white on one side. Good luck in your new home!

littlemithi said...

Wow! 3 times in one year??? Good luck with this final one!

martha said...

Good luck with the move! Great sketch of the boxes - i love that.

JL said...

Great drawing. Just arrive on this blog and intend to came more often.

Robin Neudorfer said...

I wish you all the best in your new home. Take a rest now and then, and pop open that sketch book. You will have memories for many years.

Lady pinstriper extraordinaire said...

I love this drawing. I like the angles and the simplicity of the lines but it still has a lot of depth. Very nice! To answer your question about the pinstriping, it actually started in the 20's as a way to personalize horse carriages and guns. Then as cars became a more popular mode of transportation, it kind of died out until its revival in the 50's. A lot of people credit Kenneth Howard "Von Dutch" with coming up with the idea to pinstripe cars. Pinstriping is basically just a series of lines that make up one entire design. I'm not really sure where the name pinstriper came from, but today it's still a very popular medium. It has extended from cars into just about anything you can think of. Some of my jobs have been bags, cars, scuba tanks, wallets. The sky is the limit on this one. Hopefully that answered some of your questions?

Anna said...

Nice work as always! I usually check in on your blog a few times a week since I so enjoy your posts, but have not been very good with leaving messages for you... Anyway - keep posting!

mrana said...

I moved three times last year and intend on staying put for as long as I possibly can now, so wish you all the best! Great sketch too!

croqui said...

nice blog!
excellent drawings!!

Rebel Alliance said...

my first time in this blog and i´m amazed... great work!
from your new fan
Miguel

fernando said...

Nina,

you drawings are fantastic. Let me invite you to participate in my watercolor project: www.365regulardays.com
best,
Fernando

phthaloblu said...

I love to look at yo9ur sketches, there is just so much life in them.